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  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1955
  • Charles de Lautour
  • 80 mins
  • 15

Summary

A night club singer tricks an American estate agent into believing he has killed a jewel thief. Crime drama, starring Arthur Kennedy and Constance Smith

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Routine British second-feature, typical of its period, although Arthur Kennedy (five times nominated for an Oscar) is a cut above the average imported American lead, and the rest of the cast isn't bad either. Kennedy has a fling with nightclub singer Constance Smith, who involves him in a crime. Producers Robert S Baker and Monty Berman began with B-films like this, moved into Hammer-style horror, and ended up developing several major TV series. Screenwriter "Jonathan Roach" is actually director Cy Endfield, taking refuge in the UK from the McCarthy witch-hunts.

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Credits

Cast

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Alan CurtisArthur Kennedy
LilaConstance Smith
Elizabeth CurtisJoy Shelton
FreddieJack Allen
Jack ForresterJames Carney
GrayCyril Chamberlain

Crew

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DirectorCharles de Lautour
DirectorCy Endfield

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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